Monday, October 10, a beautiful clear day in early fall, welcomed ninety golfers to the prestigious Country Club of Charleston. Following lunch on the terrace, the shotgun start directed them to their starting holes with the sounds of bag piper Tim Ryan in the background. The eighteen-hole round provided the challenges the Seth Raynor designed course promised.

 

The golfers finished their games and were welcomed to a cigar lounge on the Club upper patio provided by beverage cart sponsor, Curated Events. The Charleston Orchestra Brass Quintet played lively jazz music as twenty-five dinner guests joined the players during the cocktail reception, sponsored by Jimmy F. Sudderth, followed by dinner.

 

Sixty auction items offered something for everyone including rounds of golf at some of the area’s most exclusive clubs – Yeamans Hall, Daniel Island, Kiawah and Seabrook. Art work, home and garden, entertainment and leisure and several lovely pieces of jewelry rounded out the choices.

 

The winning foursome was Alan Biller, Bruce Thompson, Jr., Adrian Wewers and Drew Wewers. Second place winners were

 

The day-long event was the result of seven months of planning by a committee of 24, co-chaired by Diane Staska and Joyce Stifel. Income from admissions, mulligan sales, auction proceeds and sponsors earned revenues of $70,000, which will form part of the CSOL annual support for the Charleston Symphony and the Scholarship Program.